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Rugby: Wilson cuts ties with North Harbour

Rugby: Wilson cuts ties with North Harbour

Skills coach Jeff Wilson has ended his association with North Harbour Rugby.

Rescued sailors happy to be alive

Rescued sailors happy to be alive

A New Zealand woman and her partner who were rescued from their damaged yacht in a Pacific storm say they are grateful to be alive after a long ordeal.

Murder accused 'doesn't recall' kicking toddler

Murder accused 'doesn't recall' kicking toddler

Before being charged with the murder of toddler JJ, Joel Loffley told police any inconsistencies in his statements were due to shock and being under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Rugby: Thomson returns to All Black side

Rugby: Thomson returns to All Black side

A new midfield combination, the return of a slimmed down Piri Weepu and the introduction of Adam Thomson are the major points of interest in the All Black side selected to play Scotland on Monday morning (NZT).

Cricket: Ryder fined for offensive language

Cricket: Ryder fined for offensive language

Jesse Ryder is again in a spot of bother after being fined for using offensive language during a match for Wellington late last month.

Cricket: Cachopa and Bartlett in for Auckland

Auckland have made two changes to their side, bringing in batsman Craig Cachopa and fast Bowler Dean Bartlett for their second round Plunket Shield game against Northern Districts starting tomorrow at Eden Park Outer Oval.

League: Ropati sees silver lining in rehab

League: Ropati sees silver lining in rehab

Any athlete would curse their luck if they suffered the sort of injury run Jerome Ropati has recently encountered - but Ropati has found the silver lining.

Rest home theft betrayal of trust: judge

Rest home theft betrayal of trust: judge

A rest home worker who stole more than $3500 from a delusional elderly resident to fuel her gambling addiction has been sentenced to community work.

Pike River bodies can be recovered: experts

An international team of mine safety experts says the bodies of the 29 Pike River miners can be recovered.

Football: Wee Mac growing in stature

While he might not be the global phenomenon of a McDonald's burger, Michael McGlinchey - who goes by the nickname Wee Mac - is eating into a slice of the football consciousness.

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